Venues and Accessibility Information

Venue Map

Venue Information

The Rio Theatre

Address: 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1

Phone: 604.879.3456

Accessibility info: (taken directly from the Rio's about page,

Built in 1938 the entrance, main floor, lobby & auditorium of the Rio Theatre are all accessible, for all types of wheelchairs and scooters. The two main aisles between the main seating area are over 4 ft across. We removed 8 fixed seats in back left corner of the seating area creating a 7ft x 8ft area which provides several wheelchair/scooter spaces. Plus we removed 23 fixed seats in the front row to create front row access for wheelchairs/ scooters.

We also made changes to the women’s washroom to make it more accessible. The women’s washroom has one stall that has been adapted with an accessibility bar and a wider 32″ door, but at this time scooters and wheel chairs are not accessible in either bathroom because the turn radius to enter the bathrooms are too tight. The men’s washroom is very small so we were not able to install a wider door. However there is accessible washrooms available to use at Broadway Station Sushi restaurant 2 doors west of our building.

For information on accessibility at the Rio Theatre, please visit The Radical Access Mapping Project website.


The Post at 750 

Address: 750 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5

Accessibility info: 750 Hamilton is not at street level. From the street there are 10 standard height steps, approximately 20 feet of flat surface, and 26  lower-than-standard-height steps. There are handrails beside all the staircases.

Elevator access to The Post at 750 is through the CBC at 700 Hamilton. Take the elevator to “UL” (Security Desk). Go up the ramp towards the security desk and go outside through the doors on the right. The entrance to 750 Hamilton is about 100 meters on your left. Buzz #110 on the intercom. There is an accessible-activated button to the left of the door.

There are three single-stall, gender-neutral washrooms, as well as one single-stall, wheelchair-accessible, gender-neutral washroom.

For more accessibility info about the Post, visit


Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 

Address: 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

Phone: 604.331.3603


Accessibility info: The Central Library is wheelchair-accessible with elevator access to all floors. All washrooms in the building are trans-inclusive. Central Library also has a single-stall, wheelchair-accessible, gender-neutral washroom on Level 2 (key available to anyone who asks for it at the Level 2 Information Desk).


CBC Studio 700 

Address: 700 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4A2

Accessibility info: The Studio 700 can be accessed from street level by taking the elevator up one floor to "UL". Accessible washrooms are located on P level.


Complimentary Companion Seating

Complimentary seating is available for companions of people with disabilities (subject to availability). Please email our box office coordinator at to receive your ticket ahead of time, or inquire at the venue box office on the day of the event.

Sound Amplification at Events

All of our feature programming at the Rio Theatre and CBC Studio 700, as well as our Masterclasses at the Post will be amplified. Only some of our programming will be amplified at the Vancouver Public Library. To find out which programs will be amplified at VPL, email or call Marco at or 604-646-3200 ext. 105.


If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding accessibility at our festival, please email